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Three things to know before you reno
Whether it’s a small or large project, a home renovation is a big decision. From a kitchen facelift to a new backyard addition, there are many things to consider. To help you get the most out of your next project and ensure the job is done ...
New service bodes well for buyers and sellers
When listing a home for sale, it’s a common practice, and makes practical sense, to compare selling prices of comparable houses in the neighbourhood or other parts of the city. Finding out what similar properties recently sold for can help you ...
Sean Connery's James Bond villa now on the market
Sir Sean Connery was the big screen’s original 007 British-naval-intelligence-officer in the James Bond movie franchise, eventually going beyond the Bond roles to winning an Academy Award for The Untouchables, three Golden Globes and Kennedy Center ...
Keep urban spaces green and healthy
Public parks and private yards can add to the beauty of urban landscapes, encourage biodiversity and contribute to happy, healthy communities. Well-cared-for green spaces in urban centres reduce vandalism, increase property value and boost both ...
Growing Things: No-till gardening can benefit garden and boost production
Q: I am new to the gardening world and realize there is a steep learning curve. The pandemic has also made me realize that growing my own food is something that I both need to do and enjoy doing. I will be starting my COVID Victory Garden ...
Humus-rich soil best preventive measure against plant disease
Q. About three weeks ago, an odd white coating appeared on the lower leaves of my zucchini plants. My neighbours’ plants are similarly affected. What is this, and what can I do about it? A. The white growth is a fungus called powdery ...
Growing Things: Control slugs and cutworms to keep garden healthy
Q: I have raised garden beds for my vegetables. They range from six inches to 24 inches high. I have considered using a type of copper tape thing for slug control. Where would I put the tape, on the outside of the beds at ground level, at the ...
Mike Holmes: No room too small for TLC
Have you got a smaller bathroom that’s making you feel cramped? Not everybody has the space to accommodate a full spa bathroom with all the trimmings. A lot of us have to make do with what we’ve got available to us. Renovating a smaller bathroom ...
Major housing markets record average sales gains of 63% in June
Figures released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)* show major housing markets across Canada recorded impressive month-over-month sales gains in June from May, and a national average sales increase of 15.2 percent over June 2019. ...
Long-term health of housing markets clouded by uncertainty
Housing markets across Canada experienced impressive sales gains in June compared to May, combining for a national average increase of 63 percent, month over month. “All major markets posted double-digit increases in resales from May,” write ...